They must all really respect her. I can't wait to see it! A great line up!
I'm surprised Plushy's not part of this, considering his link to Moskvina via Mishin; maybe he has a prior commitment? I also wonder how Brian Joubert ended up in this show - there seems to be no obvious reason.
As far as Joubert goes, he seems to be quite a regular of Russian ice shows when the show producers want to add non-Russian skaters to the cast. Or we can make this connection: Moskvina's skating partner was Alexei Mishin, Alexei Mishin was Alexei Yagudin's coach, Alexei Yagudin is Brian Joubert's idol. lol
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You can say whatever you want about Brian and Johnny, but they totally won Russia over Not many people do.
An extraordinary cast! I'm sure that we'll eventually see videos of it. I sincerely hope that Moskvina skates not only with Mishin but also with Anton Sikharulidze, as she's done in recent shows. They even do lifts, death spirals, etc. This lady isn't afraid of anything, LOL!
Dick Button Historical Quote of the Month: "With them it's all about the most movement per measure." (commenting on Bestemianova/Bukin, during the 1988 Olympics, Calgary)
of the show absolutely brilliant! and if I was given to select members, I would have preferred to have been John and Kyoko, but not Maria and Alexei, and then she could come to Sylvia, in a show almost no girls, as I understand it, the participation of Irina question
I like the cast the way it is. I am disappointed that Plushy is not in it but I have already posted my guess for his absence (medical reason).
Given this tremendous cast, Ina & Zimmerman's absence doesn't bother me, even though they were coached by Tamara. I wouldn't assume that they were not INVITED; may be they are no longer skating? Ina quit skating long ago, I think.
This was just put together since June so I/Z probably have other commitments. I wouldn't take it as if they weren't invited either.
I thought John was coaching in Florida.
Plushy may or may not have been invited, but he still is recovering so that would probably the #1 he wouldn't be doing it. I'm sure he's not "afraid" of shows, he didn't get in trouble for just doing a show. If that were the case K/S and G/E would be allowed to do it either.
Looking at the list of skaters, it kind of makes me sad that Mishkutenok and Dmitriev broke up in the way that they did. To me, they will always be the quintessential Moskvina pair and Natalia M the quintessential Moskvina pair girl. Unforgettable. . ..
(By the way, no Bechke & Petrov or V&V, either. . .)